I won't post for a few days, but I thought I'd add this one last article from Telegraph.co.uk. Apparently, some are now discovering that confession is a not a bad thing after all.
Americans are flocking to confess their sins as Protestant churches have joined their Catholic counterparts in modernising the sacrament of penance.
Thousands of people are attending confession at weekends and just as many are posting their repentance on videos that are played back to congregations or shared on websites such as YouTube.
New technology is fuelling the boom, but so is clever marketing by Churches that are portraying confession as a form of self-improvement — always popular with Americans — rather than some sort of punishment.
Here is the link to the whole article.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/22/wconfess122.xml